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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

May 25, 2017 — Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Fattened up on bites of potatoes, yucca and chicken starting at 4 months, some of the babies wearing sporty clothes and frilly dresses are rolly-polly chubby. As striking as their sizable girth are ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Searching for a way to thwart Zika, scientists have discovered an antibody with a potent ability to neutralize the ... read more

Researchers Advance Low-Cost, Low-Tech Zika Virus Surveillance Tool

May 3, 2017 — Using loop-mediated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, researchers found that they could easily detect Zika virus in human and mosquito samples from the United States, Brazil and ... read more

Cost of Zika Outbreak in the United States Could Be High

May 3, 2017 — Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, suggests a computational analysis, while a more severe one could ... read more

May 3, 2017 — A new analysis reveals that the ideal temperature for the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and Zika is 29 degrees C. This finding helps predict disease outbreaks in a ... read more

Zika Virus Persists in the Central Nervous System and Lymph Nodes of Rhesus Monkeys

Apr. 28, 2017 — Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, ... read more

Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?

Apr. 17, 2017 — Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry – Zika – began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Zika RNA has now been found in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Harnessing CRISPR for Rapid Detection of Viral and Bacterial Infection

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of ... read more

Stopping Zika from Crossing the Placenta

Apr. 4, 2017 — Although the World Health Organization ended its global health emergency on Zika last November, the virus could still make a comeback this summer. Researchers report that they may have figured out ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

How Zika Virus Rewires and Repurposes Invaded Cells

Mar. 30, 2017 — New research reveals a high-resolution view of the Zika viral life cycle within infected cells and shows dramatic changes in the cell's architecture throughout the infection process. This novel ... read more

Zika Hot Spots in the US Predicted

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers predicted the places in the continental US where Zika is most likely to be transmitted are along the Mississippi delta and southern states extending northward along the Atlantic coast and ... read more

Addressing the Threat of Zika Virus to US Blood Supply

Mar. 27, 2017 — Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against the disease, say ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with ... read more

Immune Molecule Protects Against Zika Virus Infection in Animal Models

Mar. 14, 2017 — A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Although Zika and dengue are considered different virus “species,” they are so closely related that the immune system treats Zika just like another version of dengue, report researchers. Their ... read more

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